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Greenville man charged after officials say he pawned stolen jewelry

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — Authorities have made an arrest in a case reaching back to 2018. The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a larceny case where various items of jewelry were stolen.


Sheriff's office seizes guns and drugs

Detectives from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office seized weapons and drugs after executing a search warrant at an Ayden-area home, according to a news release issued Thursday.


Polar plunge tradition continues at ECU Thursday

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A frigid tradition will continue at ECU Thursday. The 23rd annual Polar Bear Plunge will take place at the Student Recreation Center. All ECU students, faculty and staff are invited to jump into the icy waters of the outdoor pool.


Greenville apartment complex murder suspect due in court

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A man accused of shooting and killing another man at a Greenville apartment complex is set to appear before a judge Thursday morning. Ricardo Hardison is accused of fatally shooting Ralph Boggs at the Holly Glenn Apartments in Greenville on November 19.


Teen charged after guns, ammo, & drugs found in Pitt County home

PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A dozen guns were seized last week, along with hundreds of rounds of ammunition and drugs, in one Eastern Carolina county. Pitt County deputies today announced the arrest of Christian Sugg.


Two arrested in home invasion, police chase in Greenville

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN)- Two men are behind bars in connection to a home invasion that led to a car chase with police. Greenville police arrested Terry Rosenboro and Damarcus Mobley on Tuesday.


North Carolina man jailed on $5 million bond for murder

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond after authorities say he killed a man at an apartment complex last year. Media outlets report police said warrants were obtained for Ricardo Hardison last Friday after he had been on the run for nearly two months. Authorit


Tim Tebow's Night to Shine prom coming to ENC

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - The Tim Tebow Foundation's "Night to Shine Prom" is coming to Greenville, NC for the first time. The event is a unique one that happens simultaneously with other Night to Shine proms around the world.


Search warrant leads to 17-year-old facing drug charges

AYDEN, Pitt County — A 17-year-old is facing several drug charges after Pitt County authorities raided a home in Ayden. The Pitt County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Ayden and Grifton Police Departments, executed a search warrant at 6184 Stokestown St. John Rd. in Ayden on Jan. 11.


HSEC open only for cat adoptions this weekend

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina will be open only for cat adoptions this weekend after two dogs tested positive for the parvo virus last week. Staff have decided to not allow people to visit with the dogs while they are continually being monitored for symptoms.


Suspect arrested in case of fradulent credit card use

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — The Pitt County Sheriff's Office has arrested a man in a case of fraudulent use of two people's credit cards. Tyler Redman Norville, 25, of Greenville was arrested and charged with the following:


GUC board OKs main office renovations

A nearly $3.7-million renovation of Greenville Utilities’ main office is scheduled to begin in March. GUC’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the project, which will upgrade the exterior, create new office space and improve customer service options, at its Thursday meeting.


Police: Abilene girl, 15, 'sexually exploited' by couple in North Carolina

ABILENE, Texas — A child porn investigation in Abilene ended with two people arrested in North Carolina. Abilene police say they received a tip in August about a 15-year-old girl being "sexually exploited" on social media.


Drunk demolition worker arrested after blowing up the wrong building

An explosive expert was arrested this morning in Greenville, North Carolina after he set more than 5 tons of TNT in the wrong building and blew it up. According to his colleagues, 51-year old Marty Daughtry was visibly intoxicated this morning when he showed up to work, but that was not unusual for


Jan. 18 Bless Your Heart

I've always tried to shop locally, it's just the right thing to do. But when I see the gas prices here versus what it is in neighboring Wayne and Wilson Counties, it's worth a fill-up when we pass through these areas. They can give their Econ 101 excuses for the difference, but we all know it's pure


Smith elected to black caucus position

One of Pitt County’s freshman representatives was elected to a leadership position within the North Carolina Legislative Black Caucus. Rep. Kandie Smith, a Democrat from Greenville, will serve as the caucus treasurer for the 2019-20 term, according to a news release.


Government shutdown could impact high school seniors looking at college options

GREENVILLE, Pitt County — High school seniors trying to get federal aid could feel the pinch from the government shutdown. College adviser Cierra Baldwin said without access to tax records, students face road blocks in getting free applications for federal student aid. She said some students at Sout


North Carolina man accused of shooting teen who promised sex arrested

SHELBY, N.C. — The man accused of shooting a woman who allegedly agreed to have sex with him for money has been arrested. Police say 30-year-old Chavis Onair Poole, of Cleveland County, met 17-year-old Harley Jean Angel through social media.


Organizations and individuals against human trafficking meet in Greenville

The Pitt County Coalition Against Human Trafficking gathered at Sheppard Memorial Library Thursday morning. The coalition is a network of organizations and community members in Pitt County working to eradicate human trafficking.


Domestic violence agency in East devastated by government shutdown

GREENVILLE, N.C.(WNCT) - The safety of its clients is of the utmost importance for the Center for Family Violence Prevention in Greenville. Without federal support, it's concerned over how long it can help protect those who depend on them.